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Old March 3, 2009, 11:27 AM
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Default Windows 7 Build 7000 VS Windows XP SP3 Build 2600 Benchmarks

Since Microsoft released the Windows 7 Beta for download to General Public, I decided to preform an actual install, as opposed to a Virtual Machine install that I've been doing. Now i know that people have benchmarked XP versus Vista versus Win7 before, but *I* haven't done it :P

I'll be benchmarking the following items:

Futuremark 3DMark06
Futuremark 3DMark Vantage *
WinRAR v3.80 700mb compression/extraction times
SpeedTest of Network

*I'm well aware this doesn't run on XP, this is to gauge overclock performance in Win7

We'll see if i can come up with anything else in the meantime. For now here's some screenshots and the system specs:

Motherboard: ASUS M2A-VM
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Overclocked to 3.02GHz
GPU: ASUS EAH Radeon HD 4670 512mb GDDR3 Overclocked
Storage: 320GB SATA
Memory: 2GB [2x1024MB] Kingston DDR2 800MHz

For results and screenshots see:

Windows 7 Build 7000 VS Windows XP SP3 Build 2600 Benchmarks and notes. nigelt.blog.com
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Old March 3, 2009, 12:20 PM
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Hm, lets hope the final win 7 will do better.

Thanks for the benchmark! ;-)
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Old March 3, 2009, 12:33 PM
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Surprise Surprise.

Windows XP still scores higher in 3d Mark 06
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Old March 3, 2009, 01:48 PM
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i have gone mostly to vista and to think about it i was just screaming upstaires at my htpc cause vista services took like 15 mins to start again quick power down all the way and shes fine ah vista works most of the time
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